Former President, John Mahama, has urged the senior national team to give off their best in the upcoming FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar.
With only a few days for the competition to start, the former head of state has taken to his Facebook wall to inject a dose of encouragement into the Black Stars.
In his motivational Facebook post on Thursday, Mahama noted that since time immemorial, the Black Stars have given a good account of themselves on the global scene.
According to him, the team’s ‘unique brand of football’ has always amazed the world, hence his belief in the chances of the team ahead of the mundial in Qatar.
Touting the achievements of the Stars in recent times, he called on Ghanaians to rally behind the team, as they face the world a week away from today.
“The players and the technical team have done their part by answering the national call once again and have exhibited the willingness to fight for the nation.
It must be our patriotic duty as citizens to give them our full support, and as Ghanaians we must see this as a call to national duty”, portions of the post read.
Mahama continued: “We might hold different views in our politics, religion, or ethnicity, but the Black Stars are the only senior national team we have, and we have always been united in rallying behind our team”.
“I trust that we will rise to this challenge again as a nation because together we are unbeatable. Go Black Stars! Show the world that WE ARE GHANA!”, Mahama charged.
The comments by the former President come a few hours after the team defeated Switzerland in their final friendly match ahead of the start of the competition.
In what many have described as an impressive performance, the team scored two goals against their Swiss opponents at the ZSC Stadium in Qatar.
The Stars registered their first goal after Southampton defender, Mohammed Salisu, latched unto an aerial ball to find the back of the net in the 70th minute.
Four minutes after the opener, 22 year-old Antoine Semenyo, doubled the lead with a powerful strike, capitalising on a defensive mess in the Swiss backyard.
After registering the two goals, the team kept their composure until the last blast of the whistle by referee Ahmed Eisa Mohamed.
This win subsequently triggered many fans to take to social media to applaud the team for their impressive performance.
Meanwhile, Ghana will play Portugal in their first group H fixture on Thursday, 24th November, 2022, at Stadium 974 (Rass Abou Aboud).
This will be followed by another duel against archrivals Uruguay; followed by their last group encounter against South Korea.
Manager of the side, Otto Addo, believes his side have what it takes to surmount their opponents and dazzle on the world stage.
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